We aren't quite sure what we'll be doing our nine days in Ethiopia. It looks like our tentatively planned trip to Harar--where Mariah and Elisha are from--will not be possible. This is due to State Department concerns in that area of the country. We will definitely be at the orphanage and at the guest house with friends and with our children. A lot will depend on how the kids adjust to us.
We leave for home late on Tuesday, September 22nd and arrive in DC for a four-hour layover early the next morning. I don't know what level of misery we'll all be on by then, but hopefully the chance to stretch out a little will be a good thing and not a bad one.
From there, we fly a quick one to Chicago where we have another layover: two hours this time.
An afternoon departure from Chicago puts us in Portland on the evening of Wednesday, September 23. Our car will be waiting with rear-facing car seats in the back.